Fort Myers Spine Injury Lawyer
The spine is one of the most important body parts that we have. Everything is connected to it, meaning that any slight injury to the spine reverberates throughout the rest of the body. No one knows this better than a victim of a serious neck or back injury. If you or a loved one suffered a fractured vertebrae, a soft tissue injury, or a spinal cord injury, you are fully within your rights to seek compensation from the at fault party by working with a Fort Myers spine injury lawyer. Cardinal Law, P.A. is here to help you seek justice.
Spinal Cord Injuries
The most serious spinal injury is injury to the spinal cord. The spinal cord serves as an electrical pathway used to connect the brain to the rest of the body, allowing neurochemicals to transmit commands. There are two types of spinal cord injuries:
- Incomplete injury—The spinal cord is only partially torn, resulting in partial paralysis. Incomplete injuries may or may not heal.
- Complete injury—The spinal cord is completely severed at that location, causing permanent and complete paralysis/loss of movement to the affected body parts.
The financial cost of living with a spinal cord injury can be extraordinary. The annual costs for medical care alone for someone with paraplegia is $70,000, while it is essentially doubled ($185,000 to $115,000 per year) for an individual with quadriplegia. However, the first year of care is significantly more for both quadriplegics and paraplegics, coming in at one million dollars and a half million dollars, respectively. Furthermore, this does not take into account lost economic earning capacity or the added expenses of transportation and housing.
All spinal cord injuries involve a fractured neck or back vertebrae, but the same is not true the other way around. Most fractured vertebrae do not result in a spinal cord injury. However, breaking one’s neck or back is still a catastrophic injury that can be life threatening, may require surgery, and often results in permanent pain, discomfort, loss of strength, and/or loss of mobility. It is common for soft tissue damage, such as a torn tendon, to go along with a fractured vertebrae.
Herniated Disc and Other Soft Tissue Injuries
A fall or sudden jolt can cause injuries to tendons, ligaments, discs, and muscle, as well as injury to bones. In fact, soft tissue injuries can actually take longer to recover than even a fractured vertebrae, in some cases. Soft tissue injuries such as a herniated disc or torn tendon can cause severe pain, loss of strength and mobility, and many of the same serious symptoms as the more life threatening injury of a fractured vertebrae.
Contact a Fort Myers Spine Injury Lawyer
The trauma that you have been subjected to, whether you were injured in a car crash, slip and fall, work accident, or in some other incident, cannot be taken away by money. But financial security never hurts, especially when dealing with an expensive and potentially long term injury. Call the Fort Myers spine injury lawyer at Cardinal Law, P.A. today at 844-874-PAIN to schedule a free consultation.